GHIAL launches EV charging, bio-diesel filling station at airport
The charging station is app based and compatible for use through Android and IOS App mobile devices.
HYDERABAD: Strengthening its efforts towards eco-friendly operations, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) launched two sustainable initiatives, an EV charging station at the main car parking and a bio-diesel filling station at the public transportation centre.
The fast-charging station is accessible to all EV users who wish to avail the service. With 30 KW, it can charge a four-wheeler from ‘empty’ to ‘full’ in about an hour. The charging station is app-based and compatible for use through Android and IOS App mobile devices.
A first in Indian airports, GHIAL has also introduced a bio-diesel filling station at the airport. Bio-diesel is the only alternative diesel that can run any conventional, unmodified diesel engine. Bio-diesel is 11 percent oxygen by weight and contains no sulphur.
The use of bio-diesel can extend the life of diesel engines because it lubricates better than petroleum diesel, while diesel consumption, auto ignition, power output, and engine torque remain unaffected. It also has a cleansing effect on engine walls.
Pradeep Panicker, CEO-GHIAL, said, “We aim to be a zero-carbon emission airport and will continue to adopt various eco-friendly measures. Sustainable fuel will accelerate our efforts in conserving the environment.”